The Alabama High School Athletic Association regional basketball tournaments get underway today, and eight MCPSS programs will be among those competing for a berth in the state tournament.
Davidson, Murphy and Baker will compete in the 7A girls bracket; Theodore, Murphy and Baker will play in the 7A boys bracket; and defending 6A champion LeFlore and Blount will play in the 6A girls bracket. All will play at the Dothan Civic Center.
The winners of the first-round region games today and tomorrow will face each other next week, also in Dothan, for the region championship. Region champs will advance to the AHSAA state tournament Feb. 27 through March 4 in Birmingham.
First-round regional matchups involving MCPSS teams:
Class 7A (at Dothan Civic Center):
Davidson vs. Murphy, 9 a.m. Thursday
Baker vs. McGill-Toolen, noon Thursday
Baker vs. McGill-Toolen, 10:30 a.m. Thursday
Murphy vs. Theodore, 1:30 p.m. Thursday
Class 6A (at Dothan Civic Center) :
Blount vs. Carver-Montgomery, 9 a.m. Friday
LeFlore vs. Sidney Lanier, noon Friday
(Photo by Mike Kittrell for AL.com)